ways to give

Learn about how you can help us make a difference in the community!

park donation from grange may 2016

Lee Runnells and Gerda Krogslund of Otisville Grange presenting a generous to the Park in April of 2016.

Gabby Miyoshi (Orange County Dairy Princess), Rose Baczewski, Joan Cusack-McGuirk, Lou Heimbach (Master of Ceremonies), Senator Jen Metzger, Linda Muller, Anne Nolon and Lucy Joyce (CCEOC Executive Director).

5th Annual Bountiful Harvest Celebration at the Education Center and 4-H Park.

Jeremy's shack shake

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Jeremy's Shake Shack, established in memory of Jeremy DeBlock.

Duck Derby 2017
Image by Paul Bookstaver

The 2019 Great Extension Duck Derby fundraiser made a big splash!

rand realty donation to Park

Rand Realty presents a donation for the Park


Orange County Trust supports the Park with a generous donation.

Ways to Give

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County is a 501 (c) (3)tax-exempt, charitable organization whose mission is to make a difference in people’s lives and communities by bringing local experience and research-based solutions together. The funds raised are to build the new “Education Center and 4-H Park”, better known as “The Park”. This facility will be an all encompassed environment to help continue to serve the residents of Orange County through educational opportunities in the areas of 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture and Family & Consumer Sciences.

Gifts to Cornell Cooperative Extension can be made in many forms. Large or small, in cash, securities, or real estate, made outright or provided for in a will or trust, donated in memory of, or in tribute to a friend or loved one – each gift is gratefully received and is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and your own tax circumstances.

Cornell Cooperative Extension values individuals and organizations that invest in Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County through their gifts. We will recognize your gift in many ways. You will receive acknowledgement and listing in our newsletters and Annual Report. You will receive an invitation to special Extension events.

Please contact the Extension Office for a private meeting to discuss the available options.

Special Support

Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County has many buildings to build and name. In recognition of our generous donors, naming rights will be available for a building, room, garden, etc. throughout the Park. For your convenience, gifts made at these special levels may be pledged and paid over time. Click here to review current naming opportunities! 

Memorial Gifts/Tribute Gifts

At a difficult time in our lives, we often think of making Memorial or Tribute Gifts as gestures of love, remembrance and appreciation to someone in our lives. Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County has many opportunities available for Memorial Gifts/Tribute Gifts such as chairs, benches, picnic tables/areas, or specific areas that acknowledge a family member or loved one. Please click here to find brief descriptions and photos of some of the memorial gifts that we currently have available for purchase.

To make a Memorial Gift, please contact Jill Van Aken at 845-344-1234 or go to Online Donations to make a secure, online donation.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations and businesses encourage philanthropy by matching employee donations. For example, if you made a $100 donation to Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County, your employer might match that and also contribute $100. Please ask your Human Resources Department if they offer a matching gift program.


Throughout the year Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County conducts events and seeks donations of goods and services to be used as auction ideas, giveaways or prize or building materials for “the Park”. For example, gift certificates for restaurants, beverages and snacks for the Duck Derby, prizes, etc. If you would like to discuss an opportunity to support through a Gift-In-Kind donation, please contact the Extension Office.

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Last updated June 4, 2024